“With His Disciples”
O God, we acknowledge that people still come to and kneel before Jesus Christ, offering up very real requests that come from the very real love that they have for the very real people in their lives.
O God, we furthermore acknowledge that, when people come and kneel before Jesus, he still gets up and follows them to the place where the person they love can be found.
And God, we furthermore acknowledge that it is still important that we who are the disciples of Jesus get up and go with him to that place of need and to that person in need; indeed, it may be even more important now because in these days, we who are the disciples of Jesus are the Body of Christ in the world and thus are the channels for the healing and helping power of the Spirit of Christ.
Inspire and compel us to go where Jesus goes and remind us that he goes to the places where people are in pain and in need.
“Suddenly a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, ‘My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.’ And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples.” (Matthew 9:18b-19)